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New Apple MacBook Pro SSDs Write Faster, Read Slower, Tests Show

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According to the latest tests, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips have faster solid-state drive write speeds than their predecessors.

Earlier media reviews of the new MacBook Pro have been lifted, with Macworld and Tom’s Guide testing the read and write speeds of Apple’s newest laptop’s solid-state drive.

Tested by Macworld with the Blackmagic Disk Speed ​​application, the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro achieved read speeds of 5372MBps and write speeds of 6491MBps in a 2TB storage configuration.The previous-generation 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro chip and 1TB of storage had slightly faster read speeds than the 16-inch M2 Pro, but a lower write speed of 5321 MBps.

Blackmagic Disk Speed ​​Results

IT Home learned that the test results published by Tom’s Guide also showed that,The new M2 Pro has faster write speeds than the M1 Pro, but slightly slower read speeds. Testing the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Max found that the notebook scored similarly to the 16-inch M2 Pro, achieving read speeds of 5,319 MBps and write speeds of 6,402 MBps.

While the new MacBook Pro has slightly slower read speeds based on these tests, users are unlikely to notice a difference in day-to-day performance unless they’re working with very large files. Storage speed and performance are also affected by other factors, such as storage capacity.

Last year, it was revealed that Apple had slashed the speed of the SSD in the base M2 MacBook Air, leaving an SSD chip in the laptop. The MacBook Air has a storage capacity of 256GB and uses a single NAND chip, resulting in a 50% slowdown in read speeds and a 30% slowdown in write speeds. The previous base version of the MacBook Air used two NAND chips. Apple said in a statement that the actual performance of the MacBook Air is “even faster” and uses “higher density NAND” chips.

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